Shields has better MMA BJJ than Maia

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  1. Conduit Blue Belt

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    People always say that even though fighter X has better wrestling credentials/pure wrestling, fighter Y has better MMA wrestling.

    Well then can't the same be said here? Maia has better grappling credentials/pure BJJ than Shields but Shields has better MMA grappling.

    p.s, title should read "MMA grappling", made a mistake and wrote "MMA BJJ". If mods can change it I would appreciate it.
     
  2. GrindingANARCHY Banned Banned

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    So we've heard
     
  3. j98 Brown Belt

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    OMG, we go from one extreme to the other. Up until the Maia fight Shields could do no good. Sherdog was predicting even a Maia sub. And now, after winning a razor-thin decision, Shields has better MMA grappling?

    Shields has always been a good bjj specialist. Last event showed Maia and Shields are pretty equal. That's it.
     
  5. AP_RESURRECTION Gold Belt

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    haha why dont people say this before the fight - people look backward to the last fight and thats all they know, it seems
     
  6. CinemaKingdom Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I thought Maia won but it was an underwhelming fight.
     
  7. phd Brown Belt

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    Jake's grappling has always been great. He was the better grappler last night. I think that's all you can really say about it.
     
  8. Karelinator Bulgarian pursuittt Platinum Member

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    Meh, he really did almost nothing from that top position.

    I rarely said that, be he really just stalled out there, no damage done and no potential of doing any damage 'theoretically' which what dominant positions are about....

    Maia was also underwhelming, but he had caught better positions - mount, back sprawl, etc. few times.

    Close fight, in general, and sadly somehow uneventful.
     
  9. JimmyMarrow Orange Belt

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    Another lackluster fight that leaves me scratching my head wondering where the "good times" in MMA went.
     
  10. FlowWithTheGo23 Black Belt

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    Shields may have the least aggressive grappling in the entire sport.
     
  11. phd Brown Belt

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    He's a positional monster, though!
     
  12. airman20012001 Green Belt

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    I am far from a hard core fan, but had seen both fight, and if I new that this fight was a coin flip then 90% of sherdoggers should have known it also. it was like watching a doppelganger fight, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit.
     
  13. furtherman White Belt

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    I would give the spilt decision to Maia. They performed similarly on the ground, but Maia was sharper with his jabs.
     
  14. DarthChen731 Gold Belt

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    No, he just is better at holding someone down and working for passes that he barely hits. Maia has 9 subs in 18 wins, Shields has 10 in 29.
     
  15. brackis1 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    This.

    I would cut my nut off if Shields could hit a mounted triangle on Ed Herman.
     
  16. That209 Gold Belt

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    Seemed to get a good amount of guard passes last night against Mr. Super Jiu-Jitsu that everybody is so high about.
     
  17. Jawth Silver Belt

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    Did Shields ever get even one dominant position the entire fight?

    IMO Maia won rounds 1,4, and 5.
     
  18. Psychojoe86 Brown Belt

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    No one dominated that fight. Very close one. Bjj points showed Maia held more dominant positions (back mount multiple times) while shields landed on top in guard for longer time periods, earning rounds in the match.
     
  19. ninja boot Purple Belt

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    couldn't have said it better myself lol
     
  20. ncboy Brown Belt

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    did maia get even one dominant position the entire fight?

    In most expert opinions Shields won or it was a draw. Maia didn't do nothing.
     

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